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Noun sentiment has 2 senses


sentimentn. [OE. sentement, OF. sentement, F. sentiment, fr. L. sentire to perceive by the senses and mind, to feel, to think. See Sentient, a.].
  •  A thought prompted by passion or feeling; a state of mind in view of some subject; feeling toward or respecting some person or thing; disposition prompting to action or expression.  [1913 Webster]
    "The word sentiment, agreeably to the use made of it by our best English writers, expresses, in my own opinion very happily, those complex determinations of the mind which result from the coöperation of our rational powers and of our moral feelings."  [1913 Webster]
    "Alike to council or the assembly came,
    With equal souls and sentiments the same.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Hence, generally, a decision of the mind formed by deliberation or reasoning; thought; opinion; notion; judgment; as, to express one's sentiments on a subject.  [1913 Webster]
    "Sentiments of philosophers about the perception of external objects."  [1913 Webster]
    "Sentiment, as here and elsewhere employed by Reid in the meaning of opinion (sententia), is not to be imitated."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A sentence, or passage, considered as the expression of a thought; a maxim; a saying; a toast.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Sensibility; feeling; tender susceptibility.  [1913 Webster]
    "Mr. Hume sometimes employs (after the manner of the French metaphysicians) sentiment as synonymous with feeling; a use of the word quite unprecedented in our tongue."  [1913 Webster]
    "Less of sentiment than sense."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Thought; opinion; notion; sensibility; feeling.


sentiment, n.
1 a mental feeling (the sentiment of pity).
2 a the sum of what one feels on some subject. b a verbal expression of this.
3 the expression of a view or desire esp. as formulated for a toast (concluded his speech with a sentiment).
4 an opinion as distinguished from the words meant to convey it (the sentiment is good though the words are injudicious).
5 a view or tendency based on or coloured with emotion (animated by noble sentiments).
6 such views collectively, esp. as an influence (sentiment unchecked by reason is a bad guide).
7 the tendency to be swayed by feeling rather than by reason.
8 a mawkish tenderness. b the display of this.
9 an emotional feeling conveyed in literature or art.

ME f. OF sentement f. med.L sentimentum f. L sentire feel



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N idea, notion, conception, thought, apprehension, impression, perception, image, eidolon, sentiment, reflection, observation, consideration, abstract idea, archetype, formative notion, guiding conception, organizing conception, image in the mind, regulative principle, view, theory, conceit, fancy, phantasy, point of view, field of view.

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